Officials: Woman burned after computer battery explodes

Fire officials say a women suffered superficial burns after a computer battery exploded and caught fire at an office building in Queen Anne's County.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal said in a notice of investigation that a 58-year-old women suffered superficial burn to her face and upper body after a lithium battery in a computer exploded and caught fire Wednesday. Officials say the fire occurred at the Bridges Behavioral Health & Wellness in Centerville.

The woman was airlifted to Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center for treatment.

The fire was accidental and was extinguished by an employee before the fire department arrived.

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